The attorneys at Gehling Osborn Law Firm help families and individuals create and modify estate plans to accomplish their long-term family goals. An estate plan allows individuals to plan what will happen and can keep decisions out of the courts. Estate planning also can offer options for future tax planning and avoid probate, keeping your matters private.
A will creates a plan for distributing assets according to one's wishes. Guardians and conservators can be nominated in a last will and testament. In addition, health care powers of attorney and living wills are part of the planning process.
A trust is an agreement that directs one person or several people, called a Trustee, to hold assets on behalf of beneficiaries. A trust can maintain privacy by avoiding probate.
Families may establish a guardianship for parents, children, or siblings who live with a disability, whether a mental or physical disability. A guardianship can be established for a child who needs extra care and can help secure his or her future.